It is my pleasure to welcome you to
Dance Without Surrender… Dream Without Borders
I am an artist| activist| scholar working at intersections of ‘race’/ethnicity, gender and religion; my work is situated at convergences of arts, health, healing, and activism. With particular focus on the performance and performative articulations of the African Diaspora/Black Atlantic body, my primary interest is in vulnerable bodies – examining articulations of identity and belonging, and the influence of cultural and social practices on the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and societies. I am currently based at the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Dance Without Surrender points to the cultivation of a life practice with Dance at the center, a mode of being as well as an avenue for artistic, spiritual, political, and cultural articulation.
The tag line Dream Without Borders invites creative cultivation of and engagement in practices of peace and the building of a better world.
University of Oxford 2013 – 2014 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Cultural Engagement Fellow